Pulses production Current Affairs, GK & News

OECD-FAO outlook report on Pulses

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) & Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) have published “OECD-FAO Outlook report 2021-2030”  recently making interesting reading insofar as major crops are concerned. The latest report covers pulses and a few other non-major crops under ‘other products’ category. Highlights India is central to any projection in global pulses because ..

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Seed Minikit Programme launched

Union Agriculture Minister, Narendra Singh Tomar, launched a seed Minikit programme by distributing high-yielding varieties seeds of oilseeds and pulses to farmers. About Seed Minikit Programme This programme was launched as a major tool to introduce new varieties of seeds in fields. It will also help in increasing the seed replacement rate. Under the programme, ..

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Area of summer crops expands by 21.58% from last year

The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare recently announced that the area of summer crops has sharply increased by 21.58% as compared to 2020. The increase has almost doubled. Summer crops are also called Zaid crops. They are grown between March and June. Expansion of area of Summer Crops The area under summer crops has ..

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United Nations World Pulses Day celebrated in New Delhi

On February 10, 2020 the Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare inaugurated the celebrations of World Pulses Day in New Delhi that aims to increase the production of pulses. Significance Pulses are important to improve soil fertility. They help to increase the productivity of the farmland. They also help to promote farm bio diversity ..

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The Pulses Conclave 2020 to be held in Lonavala, Maharashtra

The fifth Pulses Conclave 2020 is to be held in Lonavala, Maharashtra between February 12, 2020 and February 14, 2020. It is a biennial conference. Highlights The India Pulses and Grain Association will host the Conclave. Around 1500 stakeholders from India and other countries are expected to participate in the conference. It includes Australia, USA, ..

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